You Don't Have to be the Boss to be a Big Deal

This past week, I heard one of the finest talks to be given at a student retreat.  Ever.

Tom, the speaker, mentioned that his life had followed a plan as had been laid out by his parents and the expected norms of society.  Then, out of the blue, something happened which provided the ultimate detour for his life.  For the first time ever, he asked himself, "what if I'm not a big deal?"

Tom went on to explain that life is not so much about carrying out the plan that lies before you as it is about managing the detours that come your way.  Handle the detour and you'll succeed.

It's not so much about being the boss or having the most impressive title.  It's about doing and being your best in the small details of life.  That's a big deal.

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